Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 32 pages, 11.38 × 9.12 × 0.13 in
Published: October 1, 2007
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0764138529
ISBN - 13: 9780764138522
About the Book
Young Marie wants to be a ballerina, but her parents have no money for lessons. She must earn what little money she can as an artists model at a ballet school. Then, her life takes an unusual turn when she models for the famous sculptor, Edgar Degas.This is a title in Barrons <i> Anholts Artists Books for Children </I> series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholts fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of works by the artists.
From the Publisher
Young Marie wants to be a ballerina, but her parents have no money for lessons. She must earn what little money she can as an artist''s model at a ballet school. Then, her life takes an unusual turn when she models for the famous sculptor, Edgar Degas.This is a title in Barron''s Anholt''s Artists Books for Children series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholt''s fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of works by the artists.
From the Jacket
Marie dreams of becoming the most famous ballerina in the world, but it is hard to find enough money for lessons. At last she begins modeling for the artist Edgar Degas, well-known for his paintings of dancers and horses and for his fiery temper. When his beautiful sculpture of "The Little Dancer" is finished, Marie''s dream comes true.
Complete with reproductions of Degas'' work, this is another inspirational story from Laurence Anholt''s bestselling series, celebrating some of the world''s greatest artists and the real children who knew them.
About the Author
Laurence Anholt spent his early childhood in Holland where he developed a passion for Art. Before he attended school for his passion, Anholt worked as a Hotel-Night-Receptionist, a Carpenter, a Schoolteacher and an Art Lecturer, among various other odd jobs. Anholt studied painting for eight years and earned a Master's Degree from the Royal Academy of Art in London. He met his wife and partner Catherine at the Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall. The first books the husband and wife team published were about a small pig called Truffles, in 1983 for their oldest daughter, Claire. Laurence writes all of their books and Catherine has illustrated about half of them. Laurence also illustrates his own books, in particular the bestselling series about great artists. Their work has won many awards, including the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award, the Kids' Club Network Award, the Right Start Toy and Book Award three times, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award twice, the English Association Four to Eleven Awards twice, the US Children's Media Award and the CCBC Choices 2001 twice. They have over 70 children's titles in print. Anholt is also a public speaker and has made appearances at the European Council of International Schools Conference, The UK's Northern Children's Book Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, the Edinburgh Festival and the Hay-on-Wye Festival. He also helped to judge the prestigious Nestlé Smarties Award.